The internationally acclaimed Akropolis Reed Quintet will perform contemporary music and music by NYUAD composers.

The Akropolis Reed Quintet takes listeners on extraordinary musical adventures, performing an innovative repertoire with acclaimed precision. Founded in 2009 at the University of Michigan and the first ever reed quintet to win the Fischoff Gold Medal in 2014, Akropolis took Grand Prize at the MTNA and Plowman chamber music competitions consecutively in 2011, and has garnered prizes at three additional national competitions. Championing the next generation of maverick musicians, Akropolis is also winner of the 2015 Fischoff Educator Award, delivering impactful outreach at schools ranging from kindergarten to conservatory.

Akropolis has released two studio albums to critical acclaim and commissioned more than 25 reed quintet works to date. Their dynamic concerts feature accessible contemporary works framed by invigorating arrangements of classical music spanning four centuries.

Praised for their “powerful intimacy, nobody struts like the Akropolis Reed Quintet. Even when they stay in one place, they shake and shimmy and groove with the music. When they play, the music has this brisk, bouncy, breezy, easy strolling quality.

The Akropolis Reed Quintet is constituted by Tim Gocklin (oboe), Kari Landry (clarinet), Matt Landry (saxophone), Andrew Koeppe (bass clarinet), and Ryan Reynolds (bassoon) Presented in association with Chamber Music Abu Dhabi.